Matt Stinchcomb, "The Nature of Work: How Ecosystems Can Teach Us to Build Lasting and Fulfilling Businesses". Thirty-Fourth Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures, November 2014.
This lecture was given by Matt Stinchcomb at the 34th Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures on November 15, 2014 at Judson Memorial Church in New York City.
Established in 1981, the Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures capture some of the most visionary voices that speak to the urgent need to transform our economic, social, and cultural systems in ways that support both the planet and its citizens.
Matt Stinchcomb is Vice President of Values and Impact at Etsy, a marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods. The company's mission, inspired by the work of E. F. Schumacher, is to re-imagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world. Matt has worked at Etsy since its earliest days with a focus on giving people the means and desire to minimize harm and maximize benefit for people and the planet. He firmly believes that business can be a powerful and positive force for personal, ecological, and cultural transformation. Prior to his time at Etsy, he was an indie rock musician and a screenprinter. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Benedikta and young sons, Francis and Lewellyn.